A special potential home is finally on the market. In an apartment building made from a converted shoe factory and with approximately 2,600 square feet including 18 foot ceilings in this duplex loft, apartment 3J at the Esquire building on 330 Wythe Avenue is the perfect functional space. It is also hitting the market for the first time in nearly 16 years, listed at $5,500,000. It was owned originally by Rafi Elbaz the original architect of the poured concrete movement from the early 2,000’s and the space was specifically designed by Rafi himself like many of the other iconic lofts at the Esquire building.
The living area is full of high windows that show an all-around amazing view of the boroughs and the UN building. The loft also has an open floor perfect for any type of entertainment. From the living area, there is a sleek staircase leading up to the top floor where the open master bedroom is located along with 3 other bedrooms and 2 baths. In the bathrooms there are sliding glass doors for the showers which gives the bathroom a clean and minimal look and feel. Moving on to the kitchen, there are sleek modern appliances, and a beautiful lit island with a double doored wall pantry to the side. All in all loft 3J make the absolute most of its poured concrete style and the large open spaces it affords while mixing enough wooden textures in to make sure the apartment holds a warmth that disguises it’s industrial roots.
Apart from all the custom chic design in this home and the beautiful layout of all the rooms, the 330 Wythe building has a number of other attractive features. Such as a rooftop terrace, free cable, and a laundry room. More importantly the entire building was constructed with sustainability in mind using a geo-thermal climate system as well as hosting its very own composting center. Sadly this space is only shown by appointment and definitely worth checking out while it stays on the market.
Doug Bowen and Alex Maroni at Douglas Elliman are the listing agents be sure to contact them here